Today, I got into a heated conversation on Twitter with a friend of mine about technology and how it’s helping us connect with each other. My friend, who is a dad of two young children, made a very astute point: “So many people are saying how technology is so important to connect. But technology is not good or bad, it’s simply a tool.”
I agreed with him and said that, indeed, technology is a tool. And it’s a tool we need to stay connected to others, and to our children, our partners, our families, and our friends.
But how do we use technology to make it work for us?
I have a son who is 2 1/2 years old. I’m in the middle of working on a book about how to use technology to create a strong, secure, healthy family. I have many ideas about how we can use technology to be a better family, but one that is safe and secure for all of us. The problem is, I’m not sure how we can use technology to create a more secure family.
I’m just not sure.
On one hand, I see a world where technology is both a tool and an enemy. The world where my son’s electronic devices are an extension of his brain, and we can talk to him about any subject, from the weather to the meaning of life. The world where we are safe from all those things that terrify us in the real world.
On the other hand, I see a world where technology is a monster that sits on the lap of our children, giving them access to all sorts of things they shouldn’t have, and they learn to manipulate and abuse the devices, and that it’s our job to protect them from that. More details visit here zumroad.com/tech
In a world of both monsters and angels, I’m not sure where I can find balance.I know that I’m not the only one who feels this way. I’ve read a lot of articles about the dangers of technology. I know there is research that shows that technology can be addictive. I know there is research that shows that it can be dangerous. I know there are many, many things about technology that worry me.
I have a feeling, though, that the problems with technology are bigger than just a few things. The problem is that we are not using technology to connect. We are using it to disconnect.
Maybe technology is the thing that is missing.
Maybe it’s time for us to stop blaming the technology, and start looking at how we are using it. Maybe we need to ask ourselves, is this technology making us a better person.